10 Reasons why a gap year won’t lead to a gap in your CV

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Think ‘gap year’ and images of lost twenty-somethings in harem pants and tie dye t-shirts will probably spring to mind. However, with a rise in graduate unemployment in an ever competitive job market, many people have been obliged to take time out in order to re-evaluate their career options. As a consequence, a new generation of travellers is emerging: More...

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By Andrew Griffiths On Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Going to France? Get Clued-Up for your Travels!

Ruth Stannard, Director of Consular services for France, offers advice on how to make your time in France the best it can be, as well as avoiding any faux-pas. Ruth has worked as the Director of Consular Services More...

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By Andrew Griffiths On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

What Consulates Can and Can’t Do For You Abroad

Each year thousands of students go away travelling and, for the most part, these trips abroad take place without any problems. However, it’s always good to know that if something does go wrong, there are Consular More...

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By Andrew Griffiths On Monday, February 23rd, 2015

How Knowing Before You Go Can Benefit Student Travellers

Travelling abroad offers University students the opportunity to experience different cultures, broaden their worldview or, for some, experience a different nightlife for prices lower than you will ever find in this More...

By Andrew Griffiths On Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Inbetweeners 2: An insight into the dos and don’ts of holidaying abroad

The Inbetweeners, a comedy sitcom born on Channel 4 follows four teenagers through their sixth form years. This is an awkward stage of life for the best of us, so not surprisingly the three series contain plenty More...

By Andrew Griffiths On Monday, February 16th, 2015

Why Liverpool Students Should Travel More

As hard as it is to believe, there is a world outside of University. A world capable of providing you with fulfilling experiences that your degree can’t even come close to matching, so why not use the time you More...

By Andrew Griffiths On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Your Chance to Find Middle Earth

Ever wished you could explore some of the breath-taking scenery of your favourite films? Well Contiki travel are making that dream a reality with their Hobbit-inspired, hassle-free trips across New Zealand that More...

By Andrew Griffiths On Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Best Christmas Markets in the World

Christmas is a time for getting together with your loved ones and remembering the things that we might take for granted the rest of the year. However, one of the added bonuses of the festive period is that all over More...

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By Emily Brady On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Teach Abroad: 5 questions answered about using your TEFL qualification.

  A Group of TEFL Teachers in Barcelona Many people, particularly students in their final year, consider the idea of teaching English abroad after graduating, and why not? It provides the opportunity to travel More...

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By Olivia Brickman On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Have you ever considered TEFL?

Well here’s everything you need to know to get started, courtesy of Richard Davie – head of teacher training at TEFL Iberia – who let me bombard him with questions There seem to be several teaching More...